Survey: How Web 2.0 Should ALA Go?

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/13/2010 – 16:11

Contact: Louise M Gruenberg
ITTS

ALA is planning a web redevelopment in the next year.  To ensure that the changes to the website satisfy members’ needs, ALAstakeholders should tell us: Just how Web 2.0 should ALA go? When you visit the ALA website, does it meet your expectations? Would you prefer to be able to customize, personalize, share, comment, and rank? Team J of Emerging Leaders needs to know what you want out of your ALA.org experience.  We have made it our mission to survey our members to determine how and to what extent members would like to interact on ALA.org.

Please click here to go to the survey

Please take 15-30 minutes to fill out the questions in the eleven rating scales.  There are also six optional demographic questions.  Your responses to all questions will be confidential and anonymous. Submission of the survey implies consent for Team J to use your answers in our analysis and recommendations. The deadline for completing the survey is Sunday, May 23rd at 11:45 PM.

Results from the survey will be presented in a poster session at 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. They will also be used by the Website Advisory Committee and the Web Editorial Board as they make their strategic plans for the site.

Should you have any questions or problems, please contact any member of Team J, either through our staff liaison, Louise Gruenberg, ALA’s Sr. Usability Officer or by sending us a message in ALA Connect or at projectjbots@gmail.com.   Thank you for your assistance with our project!

TEAM J

  • Jeannie Chen
  • Justin Hoenke
  • Susan Jennings
  • Anne Krakow
  • Rafia Mirza

Note from Michael: I am proud to say I’m serving as mentor to this group of dynamic emerging leaders. Please take the survey and help them help ALA.

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2 thoughts on “Survey: How Web 2.0 Should ALA Go?”

  1. Didn’t ALA just go through a huge morphication of their website less than 2 years ago? What is with websites constantly changing their “look,” their brand? I don’t think that’s user friendly at all. ALA’s site is possibly one of the biggest websites I am aware of. Do they really want to go through all of that redesign process again so soon? I say add apps where you need them, where they would most benefit the user’s experience, and then let the monster get back to its well deserved nap. Just my 2 cents. We have to learn when to STOP sometimes.

    Oh: to answer the question. NO I do NOT want to comment, answer, or participate on ALA’s website. I want INFORMATION when I go to their site. I want to interact with the site effectively when it comes to registering and planning for conferences (which I do).

    Thanks for listening. :-)

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